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  1. #1
    ship
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    Hi

    Anyone got any suggestions as to why my new P910i is losing battery
    charge incredibly quickly (it seems to last less than 24 hours!)

    I remember seeing some setting that warned me that it might drain the
    battery quite quickly - but I cant remember what it was!

    - Any suggestions?

    I think it may have been something to do with the new bluetooth headset
    that I have also bought, but even when bluetooth is turned completely
    off (i.e. no icon in task bar) the damned thing drains very fast.

    Either way I cant find the setting to re-set!

    with thanks


    Ship
    Shiperton Henethe




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  2. #2
    Martin
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    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?


    "ship" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi
    >
    > Anyone got any suggestions as to why my new P910i is losing battery
    > charge incredibly quickly (it seems to last less than 24 hours!)
    >
    > I remember seeing some setting that warned me that it might drain the
    > battery quite quickly - but I cant remember what it was!
    >
    > - Any suggestions?
    >
    > I think it may have been something to do with the new bluetooth headset
    > that I have also bought, but even when bluetooth is turned completely
    > off (i.e. no icon in task bar) the damned thing drains very fast.
    >
    > Either way I cant find the setting to re-set!
    >
    > with thanks
    >
    >
    > Ship
    > Shiperton Henethe
    >


    Is the screen turning off? That will drain the battery quicker than B/T. I
    leave B/T on and it doesn't drain the battery that much. IR can also drain
    the battery if left on. Have you installed any software that is wanting to
    connect to the internet for updates or anything like that?

    The battery can also take a few charges to settle down. How long did you
    give it for the initial charge. If I were you I'd give it a good
    overnighter.

    Martin





  3. #3
    Dado
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?

    Try to install task manager on your P910 to see if you have many
    applications active
    in the same time
    Also after you charge your phone disconnect battery from the phone and
    connect it again
    to see if it is completely full

    "Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "ship" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > Anyone got any suggestions as to why my new P910i is losing battery
    > > charge incredibly quickly (it seems to last less than 24 hours!)
    > >
    > > I remember seeing some setting that warned me that it might drain the
    > > battery quite quickly - but I cant remember what it was!
    > >
    > > - Any suggestions?
    > >
    > > I think it may have been something to do with the new bluetooth headset
    > > that I have also bought, but even when bluetooth is turned completely
    > > off (i.e. no icon in task bar) the damned thing drains very fast.
    > >
    > > Either way I cant find the setting to re-set!
    > >
    > > with thanks
    > >
    > >
    > > Ship
    > > Shiperton Henethe
    > >

    >
    > Is the screen turning off? That will drain the battery quicker than B/T. I
    > leave B/T on and it doesn't drain the battery that much. IR can also drain
    > the battery if left on. Have you installed any software that is wanting to
    > connect to the internet for updates or anything like that?
    >
    > The battery can also take a few charges to settle down. How long did you
    > give it for the initial charge. If I were you I'd give it a good
    > overnighter.
    >
    > Martin
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Alexcp
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?

    First, make sure you charge the battery completely - for a new battery,
    it takes a few extra hours after the indicator shows battery as full.

    Major battery drains are:

    1. Screen backlight. To conserve battery, reduce brightness via control
    panel.

    2. GPRS. If you use the built-in e-mail client, switch off automatic
    e-mail download or limit it to mesage headers. Also, check if any of
    the installed applications (e.g. WorldMate) connect for autoupdate.

    3. Bluetooth. Switch off "discoverable" more - this will improve
    security and conserve energy.

    4. Infrared. Don't keep it on unless you're using it. (It's switched
    off by default).

    5. Software bugs. If you notice extreme battery drain, try rebooting
    the phone. (By the way, I do not observe any link between battery drain
    and the number of running apps).

    Hope this is helpful.




  5. #5
    M. Saddy
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has..Martin

    ..............Is the screen turning off?!?.................. you asked?

    Is it not supposed to turn off by default?? I am trying to get my screen to
    stay lit while the phone is charging to use it with a gps tracing program
    but I can not get it to stay lit!! Is there a setting somewhere that I am
    missing? TIA!



    >> Either way I cant find the setting to re-set!
    >>
    >> with thanks
    >>
    >>
    >> Ship
    >> Shiperton Henethe
    >>

    >
    > Is the screen turning off? That will drain the battery quicker than B/T. I
    > leave B/T on and it doesn't drain the battery that much. IR can also drain
    > the battery if left on. Have you installed any software that is wanting to
    > connect to the internet for updates or anything like that?
    >
    > The battery can also take a few charges to settle down. How long did you
    > give it for the initial charge. If I were you I'd give it a good
    > overnighter.
    >
    > Martin
    >
    >






  6. #6
    matt weber
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?

    On 21 Oct 2005 02:29:24 -0700, "ship" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    >Anyone got any suggestions as to why my new P910i is losing battery
    >charge incredibly quickly (it seems to last less than 24 hours!)

    Disable Bluetooth is you aren't using.
    >
    >I remember seeing some setting that warned me that it might drain the
    >battery quite quickly - but I cant remember what it was!
    >
    >- Any suggestions?
    >
    >I think it may have been something to do with the new bluetooth headset
    >that I have also bought, but even when bluetooth is turned completely
    >off (i.e. no icon in task bar) the damned thing drains very fast.
    >
    >Either way I cant find the setting to re-set!
    >
    >with thanks
    >
    >
    >Ship
    >Shiperton Henethe





  7. #7
    Martin
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has..Martin


    "M. Saddy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > .............Is the screen turning off?!?.................. you asked?
    >
    > Is it not supposed to turn off by default?? I am trying to get my screen
    > to stay lit while the phone is charging to use it with a gps tracing
    > program but I can not get it to stay lit!! Is there a setting somewhere
    > that I am missing? TIA!
    >
    >
    >


    You need to check the settings in the control panel for Display and power.
    The phone screen should be able to stay lit if plugged into a power supply.
    Does it not stay lit when you plug it into the cradle for syncing?

    Check you don't have the screen blank and ensure that the handheld is set to
    (light) on. Thise settings are set in control panel as mentioned above.

    Martin






  8. #8

    Re: Brand new P910i has..Martin

    Hi,

    If you open an application, make sure you shut it down correctly
    otherwise it still runs in the background. If I leave Tomtom on, it
    will kill the battery within 4 hours unless I close it corrrectly.

    I get about 7 days use out of mine no problems at all with battery

    Best regards

    Baz


    Martin wrote:
    > "M. Saddy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > .............Is the screen turning off?!?.................. you asked?
    > >
    > > Is it not supposed to turn off by default?? I am trying to get my screen
    > > to stay lit while the phone is charging to use it with a gps tracing
    > > program but I can not get it to stay lit!! Is there a setting somewhere
    > > that I am missing? TIA!
    > >
    > >
    > >





  9. #9
    RedRockSA
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?

    Hi Ship

    Do you perhaps have a program like "SMan" installed or something
    similar? if so check to see if you have not left one of the modules set
    to "run" I have "Network Info" on constantly and bluetooth almost
    always - so my battery life is not hot - but worth it.

    RedRock




  10. #10
    ship
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?



    I havent installed any extra software.
    I gave it a full over-night charge initially.
    But I havent let it drain very much since - I keep
    topping it up - which may prove to be a mistake...
    The battery is a "Lithium Polymer" and I dont know if it's important
    to start with cycles of fully charging and fully DIS-charging (and then
    fullly recharging it etc) when it's new.

    Maybe another full overnight charge now would help?

    Another question is what happens if I leave it in it's cradle during
    the day (which I currently do) - could this OVER charge it?
    Could this cause trouble by continually topping up the charge etc...



    Ship
    Shiperton Henethe




  11. #11
    ship
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?

    P.S. Yes the screen *is* turning off... rather too fast if you ask me
    (about 12 seconds) after you flip the lid.

    Ah-ha! One problem is that if you press ANY key (or turn the wheel)
    even with the keyboard locked the damned screen lights up! Is there
    anyway to stop that from happening?!




  12. #12
    ship
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?

    What's this "task manager thing?
    Where do I get it - what does it do - is it worth having?




  13. #13
    ship
    Guest

    Re: Brand new P910i has battery draining problem - any suggestions?

    > 3. Bluetooth. Switch off "discoverable" more - this will improve
    > security and conserve energy.



    Ah-ha - yes this could be it!
    I cant seem to get rid of the bluetooth icon (albeit with a red
    diagonal line
    through it...)

    But How the heck *do* I do that?!

    If I go Control Panel => Connections => Bluetooth
    ==> Settings tab
    then the only options I have are:
    - Bluetooth on/off
    - Visible to Other devices (only tickable if Bluetooth is *on*)
    And if I click on the Devices tab there's nothing there...

    Any thoughts?


    Ship
    Shiperton Henethe




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